The story revolves around a girl in sixth grade. There was no religious affiliation in her growing up. Her mother happens to be Christian and her father Jewish. In the story, Margaret happens to be on her quest to find a single religion. She also comes across several other pre-teen female problems, such as purchase of her first bra, experiencing her first period, using sanitary napkins, jealousy towards the girls who look like grown up women, liking boys, etc. Quick Guide: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Summary Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary U.S. Society
Author: Janet Lee
Publisher: Psychology Press
Blood Stories focuses on menarche as a central aspect of body politics in contemporary US society, emphasizing that women are integrated into the social and sexual order through the body. Using oral and written narratives of 104 diverse women, the authors address the central question of how menarche as a bodily event signifying womanhood takes on cultural significance in a society that devalues women. Exploring issues of contamination and concealment and the sexualization of women's bodies that occurs at menarche, the authors emphasize how the politics of gender are negotiated on/through women's bodies.
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